Explore the beautiful waters of Panama City Beach and Shell Island by joining Fishwhacker Charters on this exclusive adventure. Captain Don Rice personally invites you on an epic battle against some of the biggest fish you’ve ever seen!
Your charter will take place on a 24’ Tidewater center console, powered by a 350 HP Yamaha engine, and equipped with a fishfinder, GPS, and wireless trolling motor. The boat also comes with Humminbird Electronics and a Bluetooth sound system, so you can play your favorite tunes while fishing. The Tidewater fits up to 4 guests and 3 to 4 people can fish at the same time.
Once you hit your destination, you can expect lots of action with lines screaming everywhere, fish flying in every direction, and water splashing all over the place. The captain calls these wild encounters “controlled chaos.” Even the most experienced anglers have a tough time dealing with some of these big trophy fish!
Capt. Don will either take you trolling, drifting, or bottom fishing, depending on what you prefer. He also offers fly fishing trips as long as you bring your own fly gear and let him know in advance. Otherwise, you’ll mainly be using light tackle with top-of-the-line Penn and Shimano rods and reels.
For your offshore excursions, you’ll go up to 9 miles from the coast to chase species such as Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and Vermilion Snapper. On nearshore and inshore trips, you’ll be drifting or bottom fishing over beautiful wrecks and reefs in search of Black Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia.
If you’re looking for an action-packed day of fishing in sunny Panama City Beach, then look no further. Fishwhacker Charters is the perfect day trip for your friends or family and kids are more than welcome to join, as well. Your fishing license will already be taken care of for you, so just bring a hat, sunglasses, and some sunscreen and join Capt. Don on an unforgettable adventure!
You Keep Catch
Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About the Captain
About this listing
Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.
Types of fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Panama City Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Fishwhacker Charters
- $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
- Live Bait Well 2 of them.
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Life Jackets
- Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano & Penn.)
- Live Bait (For reef/wreck trips. Pilchards caught on the way.)
- Fishing License
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles.)
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing (Customers need to bring their own fly rods.)
- Drift Fishing
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Grouper (Black)
- King Mackerel (Kingfish)
- Snapper (Red)
- Snapper (Vermilion)
- Spanish Mackerel
- Speckled Trout